First Class CW Operators' Club


The Florida Weekend

This social event is held every year during the first weekend of December, usually in Orlando, and is open to members and their guests.  


Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

The 33nd FOC Florida Dinner FOC Florida Dinner will be held at the Holiday Inn Orlando Airport November 30 - December 2, 2023.  

Always a well-attended and fun event with local informal social and dining events on Thursday and Friday, programs on Saturday, and an outstanding Buffet Dinner Saturday evening. W4FOC will be available and on the air during the event.

Both King and Double Queen Rooms are available and include breakfast for two in the $125.00 (plus tax) room rate. If arriving earlier and/or departing later than the
event dates, rooms are available at the special FOC rate. Free hotel parking and a hotel shuttle from and to the airport are also provided.

Reservations can be made on-line at <> (or by
calling 1-800-465-4329 and referencing Group Code “WCF”.

A $100.00 per attendee Event Fee covers the Saturday dinner and other hotel expenses for the event. Please forward a cheque payable to Richard Baxter, 1416 Stratfield Circle NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319 to cover the Event Fee.

For more details go to:


December 2-5

The 31st Annual Florida Dinner will be held at the Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport December 2nd-5th, 2021.

The hotel is a familiar venue for this annual event and we are enjoying working with the new management team at this completely renovated hotel. Room rates for our group will be $109 USD per night for a King or two Double beds, plus tax. This includes breakfast for two each morning. Rooms can be booked online on the Holiday Inn website or by phone: 800-972-2590 or 407-851-6400  Mention Group Code “CWS” for this rate.

Parking at the hotel is free. There was an airport shuttle service in previous years but it remains to be determined this year.

There will be a Saturday Night Banquet featuring excellent cuisine. There will also be a Hospitality Suite including a W4FOC station utilizing K5KG’s antennas via remote,
which was tested and enjoyed at the 2019 gathering.

The Registration Fee to cover the Hospitality Suite and Saturday night banquet is $90 USD per person. Send your cheque made out to “First Class CW Operators Club” to Dick Baxter,
K5TF as soon as possible. If you need further information, contact Dick at:

The most updated information, including a list of attendees, can be found on the Florida Dinner website:
The 2017 dinner

K9FN operating W4FOC

The 2013 dinner

 G3XTT presents doorprize to G3LIK  W0JX receives membership certificate from G3XTT
 President G3XTT presents MagPad to  New member W0JX receives membership
 raffle winner G3LIK.  certificate from G3XTT

The 2012 dinner

 G3LIK at the KX3 in the hospitality suite  Event organizer K4EFZ  N2ATB & XYL, W1YL and daughter-in-law
 K9FN, W1YL, G5LP, K5ALU  N3RS with the K3 in the hospitality suite  DK1WU & XYL, N4TY, W3MC
 Pre-dinner reception  K5ALU, K4WJ and XYLs  Pre-dinner reception
 W3MC, ND9M (VQ9JC) & XYL  Orlando Holiday Inn = W4FOC weekend  W4MQC, G5LP, W9RGB & XYL

Photos by Del, W8KJP

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